Save 50% on Radio Advertising

This October we’re celebrating 14 years on air with 50% off advertising packages.

Radio advertising is a great way to reach potential customers. We have a range of flexible and affordable packages for all sizes of business and organisation in South Durham.

Speak to the team on 01388 207070 or send a message.

Terms apply. Excludes production fees.

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    Why use radio advertising?

    The medium that’s at home, work, in the car, on smart speakers and online

    • Creative commercials are memorable and stand out among the advertisements we see every day.
    • Only cinema advertising has lower ad avoidance than radio advertising.
    • Radio commercials are broadcast regularly and listeners spend several hours tuned in every week. Commercials could be heard more often than adverts seen online or in print.
    • Listeners tend to use radio for company, which leads to radio being viewed as a trusted medium.
    • Advertising is 60% more likely to be recalled when it’s relevant to the listener’s other activity (e.g. driving, browsing the internet).
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    Choose advertising on Bishop FM

    Reach listeners in South Durham

    Our coverage of Bishop Auckland and the surrounding area includes 74,000 people aged 15+. We’ve been based in Bishop Auckland since launching on 105.9 FM on 31st October 2009.

    We’re also available online at, in the Radioplayer app and on smart speakers.

    Local shows and presenters

    Every day our local presenters play great music and keep listeners up-to-date with locally relevant information.

    Affordable and flexible packages

    As a small organisation we understand the need for affordable options. We offer a range of flexible on-air packages without compromising on quality.

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    Questions & Answers

    When will the commercial be played?

    Bishop FM broadcasts on 105.9 FM and online 24 hours a day. Your commercial will be played 6 or 12 times per day between 7am and 7pm.

    Please contact us if you have a specific requirement and we may be able to schedule your commercial accordingly.

    How do I get started with an advertising campaign?

    The process for starting your radio advertising campaign is straight-forward and your commercial could be on air in as few as seven days.

    First contact us by phone or send a message on this page. We’ll discuss your aims with radio advertising with you by phone or an online meeting and look at what will be in the commercial that listeners hear.

    Next we’ll have the commercial made by a production company.

    Finally we will agree with you a start date for the campaign and when the ad will be scheduled.

    What is the minimum term for an advertising campaign?

    There is no minimum duration for a campaign and you’re not tied into a contract.

    Some of our most frequent advertisers use Bishop FM to play a commercial for events like open days with a campaign of five to ten days. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

    Do we need to have our radio commercial made?

    At Bishop FM we’ll work with you and a production company to create the 30-second commercial that listeners will hear. We don’t record the commercial or provide the voiceover, instead using experienced experts in ad production. If you choose our Saver Commercial Production option we’ll write the script and agree this with you. We recommend our Standard Commercial Production option where an experienced producer will write the script and suggest the music and voiceover.

    We pass on the production cost without any markup or extra fees. The production fee is excluded from 50% off offer.

    If you already have a radio commercial please contact us to discuss how this can be broadcast.

    I have another question…

    Please feel free to call the team on 01388 207070 (choose option 2) or send a message on the form on this page.

    We’ve been broadcasting radio commercials for businesses and organisations in South Durham since 2009 and would be delighted to speak with you about your campaign.

    Some of our previous advertisers

    Join great brands that have already advertised Bishop FM

    Art Gallery

    Art Gallery

    “We participate in the Shop Local scheme with Bishop FM. It definitely helps us out – it raises our profile. We do have people come in the shop who’ve heard us.”


    Builders Merchant

    “We were advertising in news papers and magazines spending far more than we could afford, running all over the country. We started advertising with Bishop FM and now we reach the people and the people can reach us, that’s advertising, the easy way and the cost effective way.”

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    Community Organisation

    “Bishop Auckland Town Team would like to thank Bishop FM for their Christmas outside broadcasts. Bishop FM helped to create the perfect Christmas atmosphere for these town events.”

    Join well known businesses and organisations like ASDA, Durham County Council, King James I Academy, Darlington Borough Council, Samaritans, South Durham Enterprise Agency and Taylor Wimpey that have already advertised on Bishop FM

    Let’s get started

    From initial idea to the first play on Bishop FM

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    Standing out on air

    First we’ll discuss a campaign with you to understand your aims with radio advertising.

    Saver Commercial Production

    We’ll work with you to create a script for your commercial, with a one-off production fee from £48.

    Standard Commercial Production

    We’ll work with you and radio experts at a production company to script your commercial, with a one-off fee from £84.

    Find Out More

    Contact us today to find out more about our 50% sale offer.

    Speak to the team on 01388 207070 or send a message.

    We’re here from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.

    Terms apply. Excludes production fees.